Alphonse-Toussaint Bourgault

Born: Active mid-20th century.

Alphonse Toussaint. Sculptor. Woodcarver. Saint-Jean-port-Joli, Quebec. Active mid-20th century.

Alphonse-Toussaint  was a nephew of the three brothers. He joined the studio of Andre Bourgault in the late 1930’s and made painted carvings of Quebec people in traditional costume. His carvings were well made with distinct and expressive faces. Signed examples of his work are rare but can be found. He signed usually in script: Alphonse T. Bourgault or Alph. Toussaint Bourgault. I have not seen a mark with a hyphen. It is my understanding that his family name is Toussaint and he (as did his brother Leon Toussaint) used ‘Bourgault’ to identify with the studios of his well-known uncles.

A pair of carvings by Alphonse T. Bourgault with his mark:

Alphonse Toussaint Bourgault . 1950's.

Alphonse Toussaint Bourgault . 1950’s.

The mark of Alphonse T. Bourgault:

Alphonse Toussaint Bourgault. His mark in script.

Alphonse Toussaint Bourgault. His mark in script.

Another mark. Alph. Toussaint Bourgault:

Alphpnse Toussaint Bourgault. His mark.

Alphpnse Toussaint Bourgault. His mark.

 

 

 

From La Dictionnaire des Artistes de Langue Francais en Amerique du Nord:

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